celsius celsius  /ˈsɛl si əs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)

Usage(s):

  1. But beyond a certain temperature around the mid-30s, celsius additional heat cuts crop yields, by interfering with photosynthesis until plants literally starve to death.
  2. Temperatures dropped to as low as three degrees celsius across the country, with the low temperatures killing more than 200 people from exposure in less than three weeks.

News

  1. We Could Use Cement Circuits in Gadgets Someday

    Alchemy, at 2,000 degrees Celsius. A new study from the Argonne National Laboratory reports that a group of scientists from Japan, Finland, America, and Germany have used lasers to turn liquid cement into a glassy, liquid metal. Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. Men In Skirts: Swedish Train Workers Ditch Pants In Heat Wave

    Amid record high temperatures in Sweden last month, temperatures inside un-air-conditioned cars on Stockholm commuter trains reached about 95° Fahrenheit (35° Celsius), and male train drivers sweltered in long pants. Their company dress code prohibited short pants, while female employees could wear skirts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. World 'off-track' in effort to limit warming, report says

    Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide notched up 1.4 percent to 31.6 gigatonnes in 2012, a move in the opposite direction of an international climate goal to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency said in a report released Monday. Instead of limiting warming to a long-term rise of no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), the report said the world is ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "I was told that the temperature inside the plane was 1,000 degrees [Celsius, or 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit], so the chances of there being any survivors are practically nil," Serra told reporters at the airport, according to the Associated Press.
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Jose Serra Source: Washington Post

  2. "If further global warming reaches two or three degrees Celsius, we will likely see changes that make Earth a different planet than the one we know. The last time it was that warm was in the middle Pliocene, about three million years ago, when sea...
    on Sep 25, 2006 By: James Hansen Source: Independent Online

  3. "The aim of this conference must be an international commitment to limit global warming to 2.0 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050," Ms. Merkel said on ZDF public television. "Everybody has to do more, but in particular countries...
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Angela Merkel Source: National Post

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